•Experience a whole new way to capture Pokémon! Circle Pokémon using the
Capture Styler with Nintendo DS stylus control.
•Use each Pokémon's special abilities to clear obstacles and to help
capture other Pokémon.
•Capture and interact with more than 200 of your favorite Pokémon.
•Work your way up the Pokémon Ranger ranks by succeeding at official
missions throughout the Fiore region.
Pokémon Ranger is unlike any Pokémon game you've played before. You
control your character using the stylus, and all Pokémon are captured
using a Capture Styler instead of a Poké Ball. Since you're a Pokémon
Ranger and not a trainer, you must release each captured Pokémon back
into the wild after they help you. It's a whole new way to explore the
The Capture Styler is the tool a Pokémon Ranger uses to capture Pokémon
in the wild. When you touch a wild Pokémon, a battle begins. Using your
stylus, you must circle the wild Pokémon a set number of times to
capture it. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! Most Pokémon won't be captured
without a fight.
As you circle the Pokémon, the Capture Styler leaves behind a Capture
Line. If the target Pokémon touches or attacks your Capture Line, you'll
have to start over again. Your Capture Styler can also be damaged, which
reduces its power meter. If the meter reaches zero, it's game over!
Some Pokémon are so difficult to capture that you'll need to call on the
help of Pokémon you've already captured. This is called a Poké Assist.
When you execute a Poké Assist, the helper Pokémon’s power is
transferred to your Capture Styler and provides assistance in a number
If you place a Grass-group Pokémon in the Capture Styler, for example,
your Capture Line will cause grass to grow, which could slow down a
fast-moving Pokémon. Another example is the Fighting Poké Assist, which
doubles the strength of your Capture Line. In all, there are 15
different types of Poké Assists to use to your advantage.
Once you use a Pokémon in a Poké Assist, that Pokémon is then set free.
As a Pokémon Ranger, you'll encounter many obstacles while completing
missions throughout Fiore. You can use the Pokémon you've captured to
help you overcome these obstacles by using the special powers of your
Most Pokémon in the game have powerful abilities called Field Moves.
Field Moves are used to smash boulders, burn objects, or complete a
variety of other tasks. If there is bundled hay in your path, for
example, you could call on Torchic to lend a hand. Just use your stylus
to draw a line from Torchic to the hay, and Torchic will use its special
ability to set the hay on the fire.
Like a Poké Assist, you'll have to set a Pokémon free after it uses a
Field Move to help you.
With the help of Pokémon, set out on a fun-filled adventure! You play as
a Pokémon Ranger in the Fiore Region, where you work to preserve nature
and protect Pokémon.
Pokémon Ranger features a great storyline and a wide variety of
missions to complete. It's a lot of fun to capture Pokémon using the
Capture Styler, and you'll have to experiment with different Poké
Assists to secure the Pokémon that are more difficult to capture.
Becoming a Pokémon Ranger is a new experience that will be a blast for
any Pokémon fan.